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Guimaras-Iloilo Boatmen Shocked by Surprise Drug Test

Guimaras-Iloilo Boatmen Shocked by Surprise Drug Test

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The Panay News had some attention-grabbing news recently. Subjected to a shock were local boatmen in Guimaras, our island province. Scheduled at 9:00 am this past Tuesday meeting was a meeting for all motorboat crews at the Buenavista wharf. However, imagine their surprise when the boat teams discovered they had to submit their urine for a random drug test. (more…)
Iloilo City Red Horse Beer Disaster

Iloilo City Red Horse Beer Disaster

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It was a catastrophe of Biblical proportions and will go down in history as the "Iloilo City Red Horse Beer Disaster." The Panay News ran this tragic story yesterday. Over 150 bottles of Red Horse Beer fell off a delivery truck in Iloilo City. The bottles met their untimely demise on Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue (Diversion Road) in Mandurriao district around 1:20 p.m. Thousands of beer drinkers in Iloilo were reportedly sobbing uncontrollably, however, that account cannot be confirmed at this time. Truck Driver Commits an Unforgivable Sin Warlito Baydid, 43, of Negros Occidental was the truck driver. The driver said he was flabbergasted when the bottles came crashing down while he was making a U-turn. The cases of Red Horse were well secured; at least, that’s what Baydid was led to beli
How to Get Killed in the Philippines in 5 Easy Steps

How to Get Killed in the Philippines in 5 Easy Steps

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I’ve lived in the Philippines with my awesome asawa for over eight years. My only duties involve boiling hot water for our coffee and tea every morning and cleaning our swimming pool. “How to Get Killed in the Philippines in 5 Easy Steps” will help you live a long and productive life in the Philippines if you follow the advice of a crusty old expat. (more…)
A Kapre Lives in Old Mango Tree in my Asawa’s Elementary School Yard in Guimaras

A Kapre Lives in Old Mango Tree in my Asawa’s Elementary School Yard in Guimaras

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A  Kapre lives in an old mango tree in my asawa's elementary school in Guimaras, the island province of the Philippines we call home. According to Wikipedia, a Kapre is a Philippine mythical creature that could be characterized as a tree demon. It is described as being a tall (7 to 9 ft), dark, muscular creature. Kapres are normally described as having a strong smell that would attract human attention. After a sweaty day in the archipelago, I sometimes have a strong smell that repels human attention. (more…)
If You’re Pregnant in the Philippines, Don’t Eat Balut

If You’re Pregnant in the Philippines, Don’t Eat Balut

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If you're pregnant in the Philippines, don't eat balut. Balut  is a developing duck embryo (fertilized duck egg) that is boiled and eaten in the shell. I've choked down this Filipino delicacy on a few occasions (see following photo) and I have to admit, I've only done so after I've quaffed a bottle of Red Horse (or two.) Aside from the chick embryo, it tastes like a boiled egg, but it is not one of my favorite foods in the archipelago. However, balut is extremely popular with many of the locals despite the side effects it can cause for the offspring of pregnant women. Case in point, our niece Michelle. Michelle was fast asleep when I took the following photographs during a recent outing at Raymen Beach. Note her hairy legs. What caused this?  Her mother, Emily, ate balut when she was
I Join the Guimaras SWAT Team at Manggahan

I Join the Guimaras SWAT Team at Manggahan

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Decades ago I was in the United States Air Force military police. Maybe that's why I always make it a point to be sociable to peace officers no matter where I'm at but especially in the Philippines. I've met quite a few friendly police men and security guards in nearby Iloilo on Panay Island and on our own island province. So I guess it shouldn't come as a complete shock to my readers when I post a title such as the one above: "I Join the Guimaras SWAT Team at Manggahan." (more…)
Philippine Government to Execute All Fixers

Philippine Government to Execute All Fixers

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Both the Senate and House chambers of the Philippines on April 1st, 2015,  have unilaterally passed Republic Act 10989 which will allow the Philippine government to execute all fixers. Anyone found guilty of taking bribes or payments to "facilitate" or "fix" government transactions,  such as business permits,  for economic and other gains will be executed within six months upon their conviction with no appeals allowed.  (more…)